Seriously though I agree. Perfect amalgamation of toy and toon. Bow was too far the other way.
Am I alone in not liking the belt? I think it needs to be two-toned. The design is great, but the powder blue isn't doing it for me.
Frosta was the only other She Ra figure I had as a kid,(the other being She Ra of coarse) And I loved her!! But I gotta say, I'm not loving Classics Frosta like I wanted to. I am more of a vintage toy fan, rather than "Filmation/Style Guide". And I genuinely hate that the 4 Horsemen are favoring the Style Guide look for all the Princess of Power girls. Bow was perfect!! And they had the same opportunity to make Frosta perfect... and they kind of dropped the ball for me.
I'm very happy for the fans of the filmation look, but it's not for me. I didn't even see any of the She Ra cartoon episodes until I was in high school, so for me, the mini comics, and the figures were and still are the definitive look and feel of Princess of Power for me... especially Frosta. And I never understood why they gave Frosta bangs... her figure didn't have them, and they make her look awful in my opinion. If you like Frosta with head fringe, more power to ya. I do not care for it. And that part of the Classics figure, I can look past... not that big of deal. And for the most part, everything else is great. Wish her chest had more details... more of frosty/icicle look, like the toy... as opposed to the "cheap stripper at the north pole costume" look she has now... but i can over look that too. And seeing the gauntlets made me VERY happy!! I will be painting her hands flesh color, as I'm not a fan of the gloves look for Frosta. I also think her belt is amazing!! a beautiful nod to the vintage figure. Even the boots don't bother me. They look great! Wish they had a little bit more detail, but they look fine to me. I would also love for her to have a cape like Scareglow's, where it's solid on top, and by the bottom it's clear. Throw on a shimmery sparkle paint app... perfect!! And a clear, or clear blue shield, and I'm a happy boy!!
What I can't see to look past.... that face!! My lord!! She looks like Bucky the beaver had a love child with Jocelyn Wildenstein!! That face is Horrid!! And if you think it looks fine, you're lying to yourself!! Filmation DID make all the girls absolutely beautiful! Fact. That face sculpt is no where near the Filmation Frosta. Eamon's mock up was beyond perfect!! Somebody please email that to the Horseman... NOW!!!
I've never been more disappointed with a reveal. 99% of the time, I'm so happy with everything that Mattel and the Horsemen have given us. But this time, I had to come forward... because the figure I've been looking the most forward too... is a massive train wreck! Everything else I've mentioned above, isn't that big of a deal to me. Just my minor nitpicks.... but that face has got to go!! And no, a simple paint app is NOT the problem... that sculpt is messed the hell up!
The head for Frostra may look better on one of the other POP girls.
This is exactly how I feel. Can't be said any better. I love frosta but the head, is just not classics style and I would really wish they added in an extra vintage style head. This will be one of my favorite pop characters ever, but with that head I'm going to have to pass. Makes me want to quit collecting because now I'm worried that all the rest of my favorite pop core members will not look like classics anymore. I still can't get over this new style head. So far there's 2 forum members who did a great frosta figure. Much better than Mattel.
I disagree. I think we've numbed ourselves with female faces looking way too sisterlike in the line so far. She-ra looks a lot like Starla who looks a lot like Sorceress who looks a lot like Teela who looks a lot like Ponytail Queen Marlena who looks a lot like DCUC Supergirl! (The only two that broke that being EVIL LYN and Catra)
Love it or hate it, there is definitely a slightly flat face, generic 4Horseman female head sculpt.
What I love about Bow or Fisto is that they fit in the line but have that extra edge that makes them look very different from He-man or Duncan.
The customs everyone refers to for Frosta were REALLY NICE but used yet another generic face that looks like every other female character. (Except EL and Catra that had really different face constructions).
I love the fact that Frosta looks FOREIGN. Easter European? Perfect! She could totally look Russian. She's from the cold. She's the emperess to a distant frozen kingdom! Give her a different face. I'm all for that. I think that again, she does stand out because we've been accustomed to getting sister like female figures for so long. It is a legitimate reaction that some fans might find her a little different. But I can garantee you that once she's on your shelf, she'll set a new standard and you'll love her even more. More so, it will pave the road for more variety down the line. That's my opinion anyway!
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I was looking at the Org's pics from TF and came across this one:
I'm having a hard time believing the 4H sculpted this hair. Seems either rushed, amateurish or simply unfinished.
Seriously? I think that is the most accurate to the source female hair sculpt we have gotten so far. I am sure someone can post a pic of it, but that is pretty much exactly how the back of Frosta's hair looks.
I think the overall shape is fine, but the quality of the sculpt is not up to par.
Look at this example of Adora's hair, it's a wonderful hair sculpt. Clean lines, voluminous shapes...just great!
Before it comes up, as I'm sure it will, Glimmer's vintage figure did have a more unique hair style, and while I'm fine with curly hair and I hope Sweet Bee has curls, I personally don't like Glimmer with curls. Lets hope she gets a second head like She-Ra so we can all get the hair style we like.
Maybe I'm not explaining myself well enough.
I'm not talking about the "style" of the hair, that's fine. It's the CRAFTSMANSHIP of the sculpt I don't like. Please look closely at it, it doesn't seem well done.
The lines in the hair are not clear, crisp and defined. They seem inconsistent and flattened in some areas.
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The 4H sculpted just what long flat straight hair looks like in real life. Again molded in blue with a light wash to bring out the details will make all the difference.
I still feel the quality of the lines sculpted into the hair are less than optimal, and a bit on the sloppy side.
If you follow the contour of some of the sculpted lines, you will see a lot of variance and inconsistency as if done by an unsteady hand. Does that make sense?
I really don't think this style works on Frosta though, because it makes her look kind of old. The uneven skin adds about 10 years to her face. She looks older than Queen Marlena, in my opinion. If her skin gets smoothed out, I think the sculpt is okay...except for the lips. Those are some might scary looking lips! :eek: :(
I do think this guy would be perfect at sculpting Kuduk Ungol, the Sorceress before Teela-Na. She's older and has a "weathered" face. His sculpting style is perfect for her.
Also, I thought Starla was one of the more unique faces. She has a very round, chubby cheeked face. She looks like a starlet from the 50's. She-Ra's face is more angular with sharp edges (the "heroic" square jaw). Starla's face is actually closer to Evil-Lyn's shape. Starla's eyes are different from She-Ra and Evil-Lyn though...as are all three ladies' eyebrows.
I'm diggin' Frosta though for all the reasons oulala stated. I don't really see a roughness other than the paint. I'd don't think her skin is sagging as much as I think her chin is not blended into her jawline like with some of the other lasses.
Even in this 3/4 angle face shot I see that she has a defined chin. It can't be seen in every 3/4 shot, some make Eamon's photoshop look more accurate. I've noticed her chin in some of the full face shots as well.
I like her Classics face, but I understand it is not for everyone.
I just wished they made an extra head like eamons classics style face. I mean alot of other figures comes with 2 heads. So this way we have the option to go for classics or Botox style. I would even pay extra just to avoid the new style head. It would surely make me more happy. I also hope they lighten up on the hair. It does make a big difference.
I get the same 'vibe' from the back of her hair as I always have from BG teelas Furry shorts....it looks less detailed and more amateur than the rest of the figures!
Look at the depth and detail in Tallstar and Adoras hair...then look at the 'Blocky' lines of Frostas!
I quite like the unique facial sculpt for Frosta. I think it's only the paint application which is spoiling the overall impressive "look" of Frosta's face.
I don't see a huge difference between Frosta's hair sculpt and She-Ra's hair sculpt, except that She-Ra's hair is sculpted to look "fuller" and more "wind-blown". Frosta's hair appears to have been sculpted to look quite "fine" and "straightened". A better paint application on the hair may also help to highlight the sculpting of the strands of hair.
Wow. That's the first time I've seen a picture of the back of Frosta's cape. I thought it was just a regular cape, but I love the unique "pleated" sculpt that has been used. It looks great and adds a unique element to Frosta.
I actually love Frosta's hair sculpt, it is different than the other females, but I think it is pretty accurate. I'm not crazy about all the extra long windswept hair.
I'm satisfied with Frosta's hairstyle, too, and besides, to me, her face looks very pretty! I like her MotUC figure and am looking forward to the release.
Wow, the back of the hair does not look good. I'm shocked that people like this. The entire head just looks very rushed, it is not on the same level as the other females that the Horsemen have sculpted. It almost looks like someone else did it. I disagree that all of the females faces look the same. The only ones that seem similar to me are Sorceress and Teela (mother/daughter) and Catra and Marlena have very similar bone structure.